Once you've finished your course, we appreciate that you'll need some help and along the way to turn your qualification into a successful career. Our Alumni programme offers a range of resources, support, job opportunities & discounts.
Membership of the programme is free forever and automatic from the day you qualify.
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Support - Advice Service
We'll teach you about a range of conditions which you'll encounter on a regular basis, but there will be lots more you've never even heard of. Our experienced tutors are on hand to offer you advice on tricky clients or conditions, CPD opportunities, marketing, accounting and even your tax return.
Resources - Everything you need
We pride ourselves in giving you all the tools required for the job. On graduation, you are given access to templates for client record cards, risk assessments, policies, simple accounting, marketing materials and more.
Job Opportunities - Earning potential and world class experience
Our graduates are in demand from employers, sports clubs & teams, event organisers and more. We arrange paid work with our partners exclusively for our graduates. We've done everything from 5k races to international strongman competitions, allowing our graduates to put their skills to use whilst earning or getting to handle elite athletes.
Discounts - Increasing your bottom line
We work hard to ensure running your business is as profitable as possible:
- 10% discount on any further courses with the sports massage academy, such as the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
- Discounts on essential equipment and supplies, such as massage tables and kinesiology tape.
- Discounted insurance with our partners Balens.
Graduate of the Month
Amy Foyle - October 2019
Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
My background was a combination of sport & working within the health & fitness industry. I competed in amateur mixed martial arts so sports massage was a regular part of my programme. I have also working in various gyms over the years so 'health' was of great interest to me. The idea of sports massage was born out of a comment my sports massage therapist made & from then it planted a seed.
How have you used your new qualification?
My qualifications have enabled me to become self-employed and set up my own small business Rose Therapies. After completing my level 3 I wanted to concentrate on getting clients on the books & experience. After a year I progressed onto level 4 which I felt was the right amount of time for me. I have also done the taping & strapping course which is a nice accompaniment to the soft tissue work.
I work across 3 centres which keeps me busy and allows me access to clients from a lot of different areas & backgrounds. I also work with Team GB Judo and do all the soft tissue work of our Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. I work closely with a physiotherapist and we team up on a lot of running events in the local area which is always a lot of fun and gets me out of the clinics. Another great thing I have been able to do was to massage the musical cast of Stomp who were touring the UK for the week.
I feel I have made my business relaxed, real and professional all rolled into one. I think education is so important when informing clients as they can be a bit lost, very down or misled. So constant reading and accessing further information is a key factor on how I like to grow.
What did you think of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy course you attended?
I thoroughly enjoyed all my qualifications through the academy. I think the students that attend are all so friendly and as we all want to better the industry it creates a positive atmosphere. The academy also encourages you to question- Why are you doing this? What do you want to achieve? Is this the best course of action? I have carried this into my years of practise as it allows me to maintain a high standard and not just become complacent.
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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?
I have a few top tips for anyone looking at starting sports massage:
- Set your standard on how you want to run your business and do not deviate unless someone has higher standards than you.
- Learn to love the people aspect: I didn't realise how much of what I say to my clients can brighten their day.
- Lastly look after yourself! Book yourself regular treatments and be kind to yourself as you can't fix everyone's issues in 1 hour.
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